Akron native LeBron James is getting new national recognition Thursday after being declared TIME magazine’s Athlete of the Year for 2020.
LeBron James has stamped his name as one of the most prominent players to have ever graced
the basketball court as he was instrumental in LA Lakers first NBA title in a decade.
He was named this year’s finals’ most valuable player and became the first player to win the
title with three different teams, having twice won it with Miami Heat and once with the Cleveland Cavaliers.
James latest designation was announced on NBC’s TODAY by Al Roker as
Time Magazine also took to their official social media platforms to announce the news.
This is coming days after the 35-year-old’s agent while speaking with ESPN, stated that
he would be signing a contract extension with LA Lakers, which will run until the end of the 2022-23 season – his 20th in the NBA.
His career earnings will approach $435m (£324m) by the end of his Lakers deal.